HAPPY BIRTHDAY AQUARIUS! You’ve been measuring sea surface salinity from space for over a year now. It must feel good to be a grown up satellite giving oceanographers a whole new view of the ocean. Keep on tracking that fresh Amazon Plume, the salty subtropical seas and seasonal freshening in northern latitudes due to melting . . . → Read More: How salty is your ocean? How loose is your plume?
News today that apparently Florida International University in Miami has received a grant to operate the NOAA undersea research laboratory known as Aquarius ReefBase, which was operated by UNC Wilmington until government funding for undersea research was largely zeroed out in 2012 (more about that from Craig and I here). More details about the FIU . . . → Read More: FIU to take over Aquarius ReefBase
Ten days ago I had a conversation with Dr. Mark Hay from Georgia Tech where he was at the Aquarius ReefBase habitat on the bottom of the Florida Keys and I was at the ice breaker for the annual Association of Zoos and Aquariums meeting hosted at Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta. We were talking about . . . → Read More: A conversation with Mark Hay aboard the Aquarius habitat
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums is holding its annual conference in Atlanta this week (Twitter #AZA2011) and at tonights iceabreaker event at Georgia Aquarium, we’re going to try a live cross to the Aquarius ReefBase habitat off the Florida Keys. ReefBase, which is a NURC and UNCW initiative, is the only underwater lab in . . . → Read More: ReefBase broadcast tonight!
Beginning at 7pm Pacific/10pm Eastern, Ustream will be live-casting a NASA Aquarius Reefbase mission. You can go to Ustream to watch it, or view the embed of the video below! Starting at 7pm EST the reefcam will come back on and you can view the serene depths of the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary. Live . . . → Read More: Join the NASA Aquarius Reefbase Live on Ustream Tonight!